Carvin BBS ID: RyanF
This is a 2007
model DC127C, finished in Umber Stain with CHerryburst edges
on flamed maple. Other features include a birdseye
maple fingerboard with abalone dot inlays and medium-jumbo
stainless stell frets, tung-oiled neck and gold hardware.
"After getting my first Carvin product (an MTS3212) I knew I
had to get a Carvin guitar eventually. I agonized over
options for quite awhile until I finally decided on the
umber stain with a gradual fade to cherry burst, inspired by
Smitty's son's DC127. I honestly could not be more happy
with the guitar. Thanks Carvin!"
Erik Nett's DC127C
Carvin Museum Forums ID: syrnett
This is a beautiful
DC127C, with an interesting backstory. Erik says:
"I had placed my order
in October 2005 to my exact specifications. Unfortunately 4 weeks later
I canceled the order for a variety of reasons. In early January 2006, I
happened to browse the Carvin web sites In Stock section, and was
shocked to see my exact guitar for sale. Even though I canceled the
order, for some reason they went ahead and built the exact guitar
anyways. I jumped on the chance once I saw how gorgeous it looked and
bought the guitar. But looks alone wont cut it with me... it has to play
and sound great.
Six days later it arrived. As excited as I was to have my guitar waiting
for me when I got home today, there was a big part of me that was
extremely tentative. I knew it was gorgeous since I was fortunate to
have Carvin provide a professional level photo of the actual guitar via
the In Stock section where I ordered the guitar, but how would it feel
and sound? I opened the box knowing very well that this guitar may be
getting shipped back the next day no matter how it looked. I did my
homework before ordering this guitar and heard all the horror stories. I
read all the posts on multiple sites from the Carvin bashers and the
fanboys alike. I read every review on Harmony Central. I was prepared
and expected the worst when I opened the box."
Pretty cool story!
Needless to say, Erik got a real winner - you can read his entire review
on the Carvin Museum Forums,
And this one is seriously
loaded. It's finished in Umber Stain on quilted maple with
matching headstock and rounded body sides. The body and neck are
mahogany, and the Birdseye maple fingerboard has abalone dot markers and
jumbo stainless steel frets. Other features include an original
Floyd Rose tremolo and Sperzel locking tuners in chrome.
Electronics consist of C22N and C22B pickups.
Carvin BBS ID: shredfan
This is an incredible
DC127, just loaded with features. Most obvious is the beautiful
flamed koa top. Also very obvious is the reissue "pointy"
headstock, also in flamed koa. The body is walnut, with a
tung-oiled 5-piece maple/walnut neck. Other features include a birdseye
maple fingerboard with abalone dot inlays, gold hardware, piezo
Wilkinson tremolo and gold hardware. Electronics consist of an
M22SD in the bridge position, and an H22N in the neck position.
"This DC127T is my
first Carvin guitar, and as long as I have the funds, I know this won't
be my last. I wouldn't change a thing on this guitar, its completely
perfect for me. I can't say enough, but I know I can say too much, so
I'm gonna stop and go play it some more."
Gregg Willow's DC127C
This is a nice one.
Ruby red stain on quilt with gold hardware is a terrific, classy
combination. Gregg adds:
"...quilted maple, ruby red
stain, Floyd Rose trem, gold hardware, active electronics, abalone
inlays, M22N and M22T, etc. It could go as a DC400 because basically
that's what it is. But it's registered with Carvin as DC127. It was
cheaper to buy the DC127 and add everything to it. Oh yeah, it
Looks great, too!
||Jason Andreasen's DC127T
Carvin BBS ID: Jason_A
is a real beauty, especially for fans of koa wood. In addition to
the fantastic flamed koa top and matching headstock, this DC127T has a
koa body, 5-piece maple/koa neck with tung oil finish and gold hardware.
Of note, an option you don't see very often anymore is the non-rounded
body sides. Compare the edges of the body to the DC127 above - see
See Jason's website above
for more details and pictures on this one.
Carvin BBS ID: jkd6h
This is a
great example of a DC127T, in Ruby Red stain on quilted maple with
matching headstock. Other features include abalone block inlays,
gold hardware and C22B and C22T pickups.
John also has a new CT6M - see it here.
2003 DC127, in this case, with a walnut body with maple
neck. It has a reverse inline headstock, no inlays on
the ebony fingerboard, and M22SD (bridge) and M22N (neck)
pickups with coil splitters and phase switch.
Carvin BBS ID: turbo
another nice DC127, with classical good looks that come from
clear gloss on flamed maple - and what flamed maple!
The flame in this one has an interesting and unusual
pattern, and probably wouldn't look as nice with a colored
stain. Other features of this one includes a hardtail
bridge, chrome hardware and coil splitters and phase
Carvin BBS ID:
beauty actually was Patrick's son, Jesse's, 15th birthday
present - and what a present! It's umber stain with
cherryburst edges on flamed maple with matching headstock,
and the cherryburst edges have a more gradual fade than
normal (which was done by request). Other features
include gold hardware, Wilkinson tremolo and birdseye maple
fingerboard with abalone dot inlays.
his own Carvin, also - a CT6T. See it
Carvin BBS ID:
Here's a 1994
DC127C that looks just as good now as it did over 10 years
ago. It's finished in gloss black on alder with a
maple neck, and has matching black chrome hardware.
Electronics consist of an M22SD in the bridge position and a
C22N in the neck position. Brent removed the active
electronics module , and rewired the phase switch as an
the guitar finally got to me my girlfriend at the time (now
my wife), my drummer, and I were all standing around the
unopened case and I unlatched it and proclaimed, "Behold
Excalibur" and then opened the case. Chills went down my
spine, I was in love. I eventually had the truss rod cover
engraved with the guitars name, Excalibur."
Carvin Museum Forums ID:
Here's a 1990
model DC127 that Jarrid bought new when he was in high
school. Stock features included a Floyd Rose tremolo,
birdseye maple fingerboard with abalone dot inlays and gold
hardware. And obviously, Jarrid covered it in Real
Tree camouflage tape, which gives it a cool 90's look.
Carvin BBS ID:
This is a
beautiful DC127FA from 2004. The "FA" indicates that
it's equipped with a Fishman acoustic bridge, which was
first introduced in 2001. Paul's DC127FA is finished
in greenburst on flamed maple, and the flame is one of the
best I've seen - practically quilted. It also has a
matching headstock, swamp ash body, tung-oiled maple neck,
chrome hardware and abalone blocks on ebony fingerboard.
Electronics consist of active C22N & C22T pickups with coil
splitters in addition to the Fishman.
Carvin Museum Forums ID:
Here's a nice all-walnut
DC127M that Joshua
received in November of
2005. In addition
to the nicely-figured
walnut body and neck, it
has a Birdseye maple
fingerboard which fits
perfectly in the overall
look of the guitar.
Other features include
gold hardware and an M
Carvin BBS ID: satch_fan06
2005 model DC127CM, which is fully loaded. It's finished in deep
triple-step green on flamed maple a tung-oiled neck and gold hardware.
Other features include abalone block inlays, stainless steel frets, and gold
Carvin logo. Electronics consist of a C22N in the neck position, and a
C22B in the bridge position.
This is a
2006 model, and it loaded with features. It has a stunning quilted
maple top, which is finished in clear gloss. It has a maple neck, and
a beautiful walnut body. Other features include a tung-oiled, 14"
radius neck with ebony fingerboard and jumbo stainless steel frets, Floyd
Rose tremolo, and chrome hardware. Electronics consist of an H22N in
the neck position, and a C22B in the bridge position.
"I am in awe of this
instrument; the quality
beats ANYTHING I have ever
played in my 24 years as a
guitarist! The H22N pickup
has the sweetest, most
outrageous neck-pickup tone
I've ever heard. It's
child's play getting tones
from the likes of Eric
Johnson, Jeff Buckley, Allan
Holdsworth, even Yngwie!
The C22B surprised me at
first...I was expecting a
hot, overdriven sound, but
instead I found it to be
warm and capable of
producing rich, articulate
For the first time in my
life I will not need to swap
out pickups. (And I'm a
stickler for tone, having
gone through EMG's, OBL's,
Duncans, you name it!)
I asked the QA guys to
set-up my trem with 9-42
gauge strings and only 2
trem springs. The result: a
perfectly responsive trem
that ALWAYS stays in tune
even when playing nutso Vai
and Dimebag type leads!
Carvin's choice of walnut
and quilted maple blew me
I never thought that I would
play a guitar whose tone
matches exactly what I
imagined in my mind...Now I
own that guitar!
Thank you Carvin for making
a guitarist's dream come
true: The Perfect Axe!"
Carvin Forums ID: T-Mac
Here's another DC127
with the Holdsworth
headstock, which looks
really great on this
finished in Sunsetburst
on flamed maple, with a
The Wilkinson tremolo
and other hardware is
gold, and the
electronics are composed
of a C22J and C22B
pickups, phase switching
and coil splitters.
Carvin BBS ID:
This is a very cool 2006
model DC127, in Seafoam
Green (which looks great
with that purple
Marshall Lead 15 Micro
Stack!). The body
is swamp ash, with a
tung-oiled maple neck,
no inlays on the ebony
steel frets, and black
comprised of C22B and
Johnny also has an SC90T
- see it